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'Casino Empire' Hits North American Store Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment today announced that the Casino Empire videogame has shipped to retailers nationwide. Brought to you by the team that created Sierra’s award winning Casino games, Casino Empire challenges gamers to build and manage their own Vegas empire.

'Links 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the Links 2003 trial version is now available on the game's official site. Cybergolfers will be able to experience the back nine holes of Skeleton Coast, the new fictional golf course designed exclusively for Links 2003. Read more for details and links where to grab the 166mb swinging demo! (thanks EvilAvatar).

3DO Ships 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that its highly anticipated game expansion, "Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm" for the PC, is now in stores. Featuring massive never-before-seen campaigns and maps, the expansion pack includes four original creatures to fight and a series of new artifacts to collect. Players must assemble a strong team to defeat the diabolical Mad Wizard, Hexis.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NOLFGirl.com has a very interesting interview with NOLF2 Producer, Chris Miller. Within the interview, Miller announced plans for NOLF2 to include Deathmatch and Team-based muliplayer! ToTheGame.com has an interview with developers of Black Element Software's action/adventure game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Action Vault has a new Q&A (posted in 2 parts, this is part 1) with Wanadoo's Jérôme Cukier talking about their upcoming historical action-adventure game, Inquisition. Computer & Video Games has a new Q&A with Rare's Chris and Tim Stamper and Microsoft's Ed Fries talking about M$'s recent buyout of Rare.

PC Preview - 'No On Lives Forever 2'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

H.A.R.M. is back with only one obstacle to thwart their quest for domination: Cate Archer, the beautiful but deadly UNITY operative who foiled their last nefarious plot. The world’s most deadly assassins are summoned with one simple objective: kill Cate Archer. Check out what we thought about our press beta experience (and of course check the BOATLOAD of screens).

Microids Unveils 'Post Mortem' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enters Microïds with Post Mortem, its second adventure PC game to be released in 2002 after Syberia. Don’t turn your light off and keep an eye open… There might be something behind your back…The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak.

Sniper: Path of Vengeance - New Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game barely made it to stores and merely a few days after an earlier patch, Xicat felt the need to release a second one for their first person shooter, Sniper: Path of Vengeance (developed by Mirage). This puppy upgrades your game to v1.25 and address some memory issues, crashes, a few menu fixes and other fun stuff .. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it (thanks 3DGamers).

Xenus - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. Kevin departures to this country to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. In the country where there are many forces that fight for the power. You must rescue the sister and keep alive. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.

Paradox Entertainment Acquires Rights To 'Conan' Franchise

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 11:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment announced today the two-step acquisition of Conan Sales Company holding all the rights to Conan, one of the most successful character franchises in the world. The agreement allows Paradox to acquire 20% of the company with an option to purchase all remaining stock. Effective immediately, the management of CSC will be represented by Paradox Entertainment. Does this mean we'll see some decent Conan games for the PC soon?

Thrustmaster's New GamePad For PC

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 10:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever played a PC game with a Upad from Thrustmaster? The answer to this question is probably "no". Thrustmaster presents the '360 Modena Upad Force', the First Ferrari Licensed Vibrating Gamepad For PC.. Read more for details